Learn - Connect - Debate || Virtually, from home or your place of work.
Cost to attend: FREE
Highlights from our Virtual Conference
Delivering for today, preparing for tomorrow.
COVID-19 has demonstrated the essential and fundamental role of pharmacy, the time is right to plan for the future and achieve the greater recognition that pharmacy deserves.
At the NPA we are dedicated to making sure this year’s digital experience reflects the NPA conference you’ve come to know and love, from informative keynotes and deep-dive sessions to stories of leadership and inspiration. All for free. All from your own home or place of work.
We have a series of sessions during the week beginning Monday 13th July of which you will be able to pick and choice your preferred topics. Whilst we appreciate that we have not been able to announce this earlier, we hope that many of our members will be able to attend some or all of the sessions offered virtually, or catch up on demand at a later date. Simply register as normal to receive updates.
NPA Conference 2020 programme
-MONDAY 13 JULY-
Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Keynote speaker Monday 13 July | 12.15pm – 12.45pm
We are delighted to welcome Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to give the keynote address. Matt will talk about the immense health challenges COVID-19 poses and the important work that community pharmacy has done as part of the NHS response. He will talk about some of the early learnings from the crisis, the changes in primary care and discuss what the NHS needs from the community pharmacy sector moving forward.
Public Perceptions of COVID-19 and Community Pharmacy
Monday 13 July | 7.30pm – 9.00pm
This session is not available on demand, read our findings here.
A presentation on the findings of the NPA-commissioned research which establishes the views of 1,000 members of the public, their opinions on COVID-19 and community pharmacy and provides recommendations for independent community pharmacy to consider in their restoration programme.
Speaker: Lisi Christofferson – IQR Limited
-TUESDAY 14 JULY-
What did we learn about Community Pharmacy during COVID-19?
Tuesday 14 July | 12.30pm – 2.00pm
Community Pharmacy’s response to COVID-19 pandemic was immediate, professional and for many businesses will be game changing. This session is intended to showcase all the good work done by UK Community Pharmacy during March – June 2020. It is intended to show good practices but also give other health care professionals the change to reflect on the sector’s contribution.
Jackie Doyle – Price – MP Jason Leitch – National Clinical Director of the Scottish Government Shaheen Bhatia – Frontline pharmacy owner and NPA member Andrew Lane – Chair of NPA
Hutchings Accountants – the financial effects of COVID-19 on the pharmacy industry
Tuesday 14 July | 7.30pm – 8.15pm
Atif Butt, Senior Accountant at Hutchings Accountants Limited will explore the financial impact of COVID-19: what are the major financial challenges, what government help is available, how is the situation likely to develop in the future, and how has the market for pharmacy sales been affected. Watch the pre-recorded presentation with the opportunity to put your questions to Atif Butt (Senior Accountant) and Scott Hayton (Director) directly after presentation.
NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) require individual risk assessments for at least staff in ‘at-risk’ groups – including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff by 24 July 2020. This session will include:
• Setting the scene for risk assessments from the regulators perspective
• The NPA’s support pack developed to enable you to complete this requirement, as well as answers to common queries
• The legal position explained from an employment law and health and safety perspective
Jasmine Shah – Head of Advice & Support Services | Medication Safety Officer, NPA Duncan Rudkin – Chief Executive, General Pharmaceutical Council
Laura Chalkley – Head of Team & Solicitor
Andrew Hall – Regional Health and Safety Manager, Ellis Whittam Limited
Does the Wright Review deliver for independent pharmacy today, and prepare us for a better tomorrow?
Wednesday 15 July | 7.30pm – 9.00pm
Join us for a live and interactive expert panel session where you can connect, listen and share questions and thoughts on the Wright Review and what it means for Independent Pharmacy.
Michael Lennox – NPA Local Integration Lead Jay Badenhorst – NPA Board Member and Contractor David Bearman – Devon LPC and Wright Steering Group Member James Wood – Surrey and Sussex LPCs Kath Gulson – Lancashire LPC
-THURSDAY 16 JULY-
Managing Mental Wellbeing in a Community Pharmacy
12.30pm – 1.30pm
Post COVID, the incidence of mental illness being experienced throughout the sector and beyond is set to increase to unprecedented levels. How can we best prepare ourselves to deal with these and look after the wellbeing of our teams and patients?
Harpreet Chana – Founder of The Mental Wealth Academy
CHOOSE FROM ONE OF TWO EVENING SESSIONS:
The Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework: 12 months on
7.30pm – 9.00pm
Join us for a live and interactive expert panel session where you can connect, listen and share questions and thoughts on the development of PCNs and what it means for Independent Pharmacy.
Michael Lennox – NPA Local Integration Lead Nick Kaye – NPA Board Member and Contractor Sanjeev Panesar – NPA Board Member and Contractor Luvjit Kandula – CEO of GMLPC and PCPA Community Pharmacy Lead Graham Stretch – Pharmacist PCN CDs and PCPA senior leader Neil Parsons – Practice Manager
Want to attend both sessions?
Simply register for both event as normal and we will send you a link to the on demand content as soon as it becomes available so you don’t have to miss out!
Testimonials from previous year attendees:
“Excellent – broad & interesting range of speakers.” “I would like to congratulate organisers of this conference of a job well done. It has educational, inspiring and enjoyable. Thank you.”